India will host 2nd Forum for Indian-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) [ Current Affairs ]


About FIPIC: The Pacific Islands Forum is an inter-governmental organization. It aims to increase cooperation between the self-governing countries of the Pacific Ocean. It was founded in 1971 as the South Pacific Forum .

  • The name was changed in 1999 as Pacific Island forum.
  • Pacific Islands Forum is more inclusive of the Forum’s Oceania-spanning membership of both north and south Pacific island countries, including Australia.
  • It is an official observer at the United Nations.
  • The work of Pacific Islands Forum is to work in support of Forum member governments, to increase the economic and social well-being of the people of the South Pacific by raising cooperation between governments and between international agencies.

About 2nd forum:

  • India will host second edition meeting of Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) on 21 August 2015 in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • The meeting will be attended by the heads of 14 island nations from Indo-Pacific oceanic region.
  • It will be India’s first step towards greater engagement with the region, which is important from geostrategic and economic perspective.
  • It will also help the counter to measure the growing Chinese effect in this oceanic region.
  • It will include areas such as agriculture, fisheries, food processing, solar energy, e-networks for coordination in tele-education and tele-medicine.

- Published on: August 3, 2015